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David J. Peterson: The Art of Language Invention

Time: 
Monday, November 07, 2016 - 5:00 PM
Location: 
Grand Ballroom Lounge, Stamp Student Union

The Art of Language Invention:Creating languages for Game of Thrones, Thor: The Dark World, & more 

Abstract: Though language creation is more than 900 years old, it has been brought to the forefront in recent years due to the popularity of shows like Game of Thrones and films like Avatar, which make extensive use of created language dialogue. In this talk, David Peterson (Game of Thrones, The 100, Warcraft) will introduce some of the main principles of language creation, and will demonstrate some of his work in film and television.

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